Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Ladies Foursome: the short game goes long. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hitting a tiny ball with a skinny stick? A long long way into the distance into a hole you can’t even see?  To the non-golfer especially, the whole point of that particularly maddening game — alluded … Continue reading

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A Latinx dance lesson: Broken Tailbone is moving theatre, in every sense

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Take off that coat! You’ll be too hot otherwise!” There is nothing usual about Broken Tailbone, the highly original Carmen Aguirre creation that occasions her first-ever visit to Edmonton, courtesy of Workshop West’s Canoe Festival, and … Continue reading

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The sense of connection: Paradise at the Chinook Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In 1992, Patti Flather’s father, a family doctor, was murdered outside his North Vancouver home — shot by a former patient with an undiagnosed mental illness. Reflections on that traumatizing event eventually found their way into … Continue reading

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Feel the breeze: Chinook blows through with cutting-edge live theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Chinook: finally, the moment in the deep midwinter when “cutting edge” doesn’t refer to the wind chill factor.  Edmonton’s international multidisciplinary performance series blows through the winter theatre season again starting tonight. For this third annual … Continue reading

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“Reimagining” the Citadel: Daryl Cloran announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Reimagine” is the rallying cry at Edmonton’s largest playhouse as it turns 53 next season. Artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled the upcoming Citadel season, the second he’s fashioned for the company, in the Club cabaret Monday … Continue reading

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When you meet a grizzly…. Matthew MacKenzie’s Bears

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you run into a grizzly, keep the following in mind: They have an aversion to authority. They never back down. And there’s no use playing dead. “There’s no such thing as neutral in the bear … Continue reading

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Remembering dad: Empire of the Son is an artful memoir of a tempestuous father-son relationship. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “For a long time I did not like my father,” says the puckish, elegantly moustached figure before us in Empire of the Son. Like? Hmmm.… Who among us hasn’t felt the disconcerting ripple of a thought … Continue reading

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A wealth of choices on Edmonton stages this weekend (the groundhog needs to get out more)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The existentialists were right. Our real problem, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t hypothermia. It’s choice. There’s a wealth of possibilities on Edmonton stages: consider the weekend possibilities.  •“Now give three cheers and one cheer more for the … Continue reading

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Her Mark: life on The Rock is harsh, beautiful, and poetic

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Every word I have spoken the wind has taken, as it will take me. As it will take my grandchildren’s children, their heads full of fragments and my face not among those.” In his poem Her … Continue reading

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